Harmon Cooper, Jr

Male 1811 - 1886


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Harmon Cooper, Jr was born 24 Aug 1811, Wayne County, Kentucky (son of Isaac Cooper and Nancy Dill, son of Isaac Cooper and Unknown); died 7 Jul 1886, Wayne County, Kentucky; was buried 10 Jul 1886, Mount Pisgah (Cooper Adkins) Cemetery.

    Notes:

    Census: 1860, Mill spring, Wayne County, Kentucky page 318

    Harmon Cooper married Mary "Polly" Adkins, daughter of Benjamin Adkins, on May 27, 1830 in Monticello, Kentucky. Their first child, Telitha Leanne, was born on April 21, 1831. Harmon made himself active in the community as early as 1831. He was appointed overseer of the road being prepared near Mt. Pisgah. Then he was sworn in along with Waughn, Lovelace, and Koger to review a road leading from Little South Fork to the State Line.

    Harmon first purchase of land was in 1836, Parmley to Cooper, Book G, page 123. Harmon does not show up in Wayne County until the 1850 Census. The Land Deeds and Court Records prove that he was certainly in Wayne County before the 1850 Census however.

    Even though Harmon could not read or write, he appears to have been a very astute businessman. Further he was a very prolific man and was the father of 21 children. Fifteen of his children were by Mary Adkins, his first wife. They were married 38 years. After Mary died, Harmon married Martha Pyles Slagel. Martha first marriage was to Keelan Slagle and they had two daughters, Isabelle (Belle) and Vadie. Martha's mother and father were William and Narcissis Pyles. Martha was 30 years old when she married Harmon Cooper and they had six children together. Harmon was 73 years old when his last child Rosa, was born.

    Harmon dressed like a "southern gentleman" of the 1800's. His dress was usually of darker materials and his waist coat was cut just below the hips with trousers to match with narrow cut legs. His hat was of a wide brim and he wore boots that came up almost to his knees.
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    Court Records of 1831 Book C, Page 327
    Ordered that Harmon Cooper be appointed overseer of the road from the mouth of Hiram Gregory's lane to the lower end of John Parmly's plantation in place of John Lovelace, and that all the lands in the following bounds, to wit: Beginning at Joseph Bookout, including him, thence to John Lovelace, including him, thence to William Coopers, including him, thence to Ike Dwight, including him, thence to Joseph Mathis, including him, thence to Jonathan Abbott, including him thence to the beginning. Do attend and speak . . . in keeping each road in repair when . . .

    Court Records of 1839 Book D, Page 41
    On motion of Gains Blevins, ordered that James Vaughn, John Lovelace, William Kogar, and Harmon Cooper, or any three of them who being first duly sworn, review the road leading from the Little South Fork to the State line on a junction to Knoxville, or so much thereof as lie between Bethel Meeting House and the sign board, on the top of Rock Creek Hill and report the comparative convenience and incontinence to the next term of this court.

    Land Grants In the County Court Orders, 1836-1924
    Cooper Harmon 210 acres Book 23 Page 491
    Date Survey 5-22-1847 Wayne County Watercourse Lonesome Creek

    Court Record of 1850 Book E, page 299
    John Barris and Harmon Cooper appointed judges.

    Court Levy's 1886 Page 500
    Ordered that Harmon Cooper be and he is hereby released from paying County Levy on Poll Tax on account of old age in infirmity.

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    Harmon married Mary Ann Adkins 27 May 1830, Wayne County, Kentucky. Mary (daughter of Benjamin Adkins, Sr and Catherine Stigall) was born 1814, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 17 Aug 1868, Wayne County, Kentucky; was buried Mt. Pisgah (Cooper Adkins) Cemetery, Wayne County, Kentucky. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Telitha Leanne Cooper was born 21 Apr 1831, Wayne County, Kentucky; died Between 13 and 18 May 1902, Norman, Oklahoma.
    2. Luida Cooper was born 1833; died Between 1833 and 1853.
    3. Katherine Cooper was born 1834; died Between 1834 and 1854.
    4. Catherine Cooper was born 1834; died Between 1834 and 1854.
    5. Isaac Cooper was born 1835.
    6. Unnamed Infant Cooper was born Abt 1836; died Between 1836 and 1838.
    7. Infant Cooper was born 1836.
    8. Lucinda Jane Cooper was born 24 Apr 1838, Russell County, Kentucky; died Between 5 and 15 Sep 1911, Sumner County, Kansas.
    9. John Granville Cooper was born 1841, Monticello, Wayne County, Kentucky; died Blackwell, Oklahoma; was buried Belle Plaines, Sumner, Kansas.
    10. Benjamin Turner Cooper was born 5 Dec 1843, Monticello, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 20 Apr 1930, Topeka, Kansas.
    11. Nancy Ellen Cooper was born 3 Apr 1845, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 15 Feb 1915, Kellogg, Jasper Co., Iowa; was buried Rock Creek Cemetery, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa.
    12. George Washington Cooper was born 27 May 1848, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 14 Apr 1941, Grinnell, Poweshiek County, Iowa; was buried Hazelwood Cemetery, Grinnell Jasper Coutny, Iowa.
    13. William H. Cooper was born 27 May 1848, Monticello, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 1848, Wayne County, Kentucky.
    14. Artmella Artie Meece Cooper was born 10 Jun 1850, Wayne County, Kentucky.
    15. Milley E. Cooper was born 30 Oct 1852, Little South Fork, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 1925, Kellogg, Jasper Co., Iowa; was buried Antle Church Cemetery, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa.
    16. Millie E. Cooper was born 30 Oct 1852, Wayne County, Little South Fork, Kentucky; died 1925, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa; was buried Antle Cemetery, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa.
    17. James Cooper was born 30 Nov 1854, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 17 Mar 1932, Mt. Pisgah, Wayne County, Kentucky.
    18. James Cooper was born 30 Nov 1854, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 17 Mar 1932, Mt. Pisgah, Wayne County, Kentucky.
    19. Cansada Cooper was born 3 Feb 1859, Monticello, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 26 Feb 1946, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa; was buried Antle Cemetery, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa.

    Harmon married Martha Slagel Pyles 29 Mar 1871, Wayne County, Kentucky. Martha (daughter of William Pyles and Narcissis) was born 10 Sep 1841, Fentris, Tennessee; died 20 Sep 1920, Monticello, Wayne County, Kentucky; was buried Mount Pleasant (Cooper/Adkins) Cemetery, Wayne County, Kentucky. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Alvin Cooper was born 20 Jan 1872, Parmleysville, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 16 Sep 1961, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa; was buried Our Silent City Cemetery, Kellogg, Iowa.
    2. Alfred Cooper was born 20 Oct 1873, Parmleysville, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 14 Oct 1944.
    3. Victoria Cooper was born 20 Jun 1876, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 26 Jul 1923.
    4. Silas Cooper was born 18 Aug 1879, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 14 Nov 1965, Monticello, Wayne Co. Kentucky.
    5. Joseph Cooper was born 22 May 1882, Mt. Pisgah, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 5 Feb 1964, Grinnell, Poweshiek County, Iowa; was buried Hazelwood Cemetery, Grinnell, Iowa.
    6. Rosa Cooper was born 29 Nov 1884, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 6 Jul 1969.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Isaac Cooper was born 15 Sep 1774 (son of Isaac Cooper and Prudence Dunn); died South Fork Community, Wayne County, Kentucky.

    Notes:

    Isaac Cooper signed the Surety of Cornelius Cooper's marriage to Nancy Dill in 1808 in Wayne Co., Kentucky
    Isaac Cooper surfaced as a private in the 6th Regiment, Kentucky Militia, War of 1812 {September 1, 1812 - Dec 12, 1812.
    Isaac Cooper was listed in the 1820 Census of Wayne County, Kentucky.
    Isaac Cooper sold land to James Cooper
    In 1826 on August 7th, Book H, page 260 John Lovelace bought land from Isaac Cooper.
    {Taken from Harmon Cooper and Moses Slagle History of Wayne County Kentucky, & Iowa by Rosalie L. Cooper Leavelle}

    Isaac — Nancy Dill. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Nancy Dill
    Children:
    1. James Cooper was born Abt 1796; died Newton County, Arkansas.
    2. Mary Polly Cooper was born 30 Oct 1797, Kentucky; died Between 11 and 17 Aug 1862, Wayne County, Kentucky; was buried 1862, Bethel Baptist Cemetery, Wayne County, Kentucky.
    3. Nancy Cooper was born 1803, Kentucky; died 1880, Temple, Bell County, Texas.
    4. Isaac Cooper was born Abt 1804, Wayne Co., Kentucky; died 23 Dec 1847, Vera Cruz, Mexico.
    5. William Cooper was born 1807, Wayne Co, Kentucky; died Oct 1859, Dekalb County, Alabama.
    6. 1. Harmon Cooper, Jr was born 24 Aug 1811, Wayne County, Kentucky; died 7 Jul 1886, Wayne County, Kentucky; was buried 10 Jul 1886, Mount Pisgah (Cooper Adkins) Cemetery.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Isaac Cooper was born Abt 1740.

    Notes:

    Isaac is found in Orange Co., North Carolina in 1764;

    In 1780, an Isaac Cooper was in Rowan County, North Carolina. This is substantiated by an affidavit he signed for Frederick Cooper;{Taken from Harmon Cooper and Moses Slagel by Rosalie L. Cooper Leavelle}

    Isaac — Prudence Dunn. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Prudence Dunn

    Notes:

    Said to have been a full blooded Cherokee

    Children:
    1. 2. Isaac Cooper was born 15 Sep 1774; died South Fork Community, Wayne County, Kentucky.
    2. Benjamin Cooper was born 13 Oct 1776.